Ralph Bunche, The Odyssey Continues…

Ralph Bunche with Kwame Nkrumah, the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana who led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957

Various educational tools, including a teacher’s guide and instructor’s notes, have been developed by top educators for the twelve-part teaching module, Ralph Bunche, The Odyssey Continues… (2003) to complement the use of the film Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (2001), all of which can be found on the RalphBunche.com website. Two samples of materials from that site can be found in the links below.

With a running time of between 20 and 40 minutes each, the modules are ideal for classroom viewing. They will be useful to teachers at the high school or college level who are teaching courses related to US and World history, political science, sociology, international relations, peace and conflict management, the United Nations, civil rights, human rights, and African-American studies.

Each module in the series focuses on a particular theme, time period or major development in Ralph Bunche’s career as scholar, educator, statesman, civil and human rights activist, international peacemaker and world-wide celebrity. Like the flagship documentary, the series is narrated by Sidney Poitier and is based on the biography by Sir Brian Urquhart.

The High School Teacher’s Guide, developed by Tom Ward and Associates, can be found here. A detailed list of the 12 Teaching Video Modules can be found here.

Bunche speaking at the United Nations General Assembly
Bunche and Eleanor Roosevelt on the cover of Ebony magazine.

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